Author Topic: What would make 13-pin guitars more appealing, more successful?  (Read 17957 times)

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Offline matigrob

Re: What would make 13-pin guitars more appealing, more successful?
« Reply #125 on: August 22, 2015, 06:56:10 AM »
did this Display Port idea go anywhere?
looks interesting. I do not worry that the cable would be able to handle analog signal.
here is quite some info about the cable:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/peripherals/f/3529/t/19339056?pi23185=13

looks like there are 5 drilled (shielded?) pairs, so probably about 6 of the pins must be ground.
so each pair of strings might suffer some crosstalk, but since pickups do not separate well either, I do not think it would be a problem
one pair could be a digital control line and we should maintain Rolands 3 control lines to be able to make compatible cables (adapters).

mechanically, it may be similar to FireWire: the cable connector looks quite resistant but how about the socket?
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/PlayStation-4-HDMI-Display-Port-Socket-Jack-Connector-PS4-Console-/171804311283
amazing how many are not stocked or end of life, is it a dead end?
http://www2.mouser.com/Connectors/Audio-Video-Connectors/HDMI-Displayport-DVI-Connectors/_/N-778d3?P=1ytkn39Z1z0yy6b&Keyword=display+port&FS=True
« Last Edit: August 22, 2015, 07:12:59 AM by matigrob »

Offline GuitarBuilder

Re: What would make 13-pin guitars more appealing, more successful?
« Reply #126 on: November 01, 2017, 01:54:09 PM »
Sorry about the necropost, but this solution has merit:

http://www.cycfi.com/2016/11/announcing-the-nexus/

Scroll down to the section on the multi-channel cable with Lemo-compatible connector.  I have used this for over 6 months now without any issues and can attest to the fact that it is more robust and easier to use than the 13-pin plugs.